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I noticed this several times on older movies on cable but just now on "Ghosts of Mars" (2001): upper and lower area of the frame is slightly out of focus. Similar to how corners are sometimes less sharp on photographs. However here it seems across the whole screen. In case of "Ghost of Mars" aspect ratio is 1.85:1, seemed to be the same on the rest of material with this problem.


It also seems to be more pronounced on some scenes than the others.


Anyone can explain this? "Cheap lens" is used?
 

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Originally Posted by joeschmoe007 /forum/post/18207031


I noticed this several times on older movies on cable but just now on "Ghosts of Mars" (2001): upper and lower area of the frame is slightly out of focus. Similar to how corners are sometimes less sharp on photographs. However here it seems across the whole screen. In case of "Ghost of Mars" aspect ratio is 1.85:1, seemed to be the same on the rest of material with this problem.


It also seems to be more pronounced on some scenes than the others.


Anyone can explain this? "Cheap lens" is used?

You need to supply more info, which might direct your question to a more appropriate forum:


Are you speaking of a cable broadcast? What display device do you use, and what source is driving it?


Have you considered that perhaps your display device is at fault? Do friends/family notice the same issue on their displays with the same media source?


Do you notice this on most/all movies from whatever source you are viewing? Or just the occasional one? If just occasional, it would lead one to conclude that it is indeed the intended/resultant cinematography and/or bad digital scan process.


I can't comment direct on the title you mention, sorry, tho' I don't see anything highlighted in a brief GIS.


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Cable broadcast. Display is Sony XBR9 46". Source was cablebox via HDMI


My TV is not a problem


Only notice on occasional movies.


What's GIS?

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You need to supply more info, which might direct your question to a more appropriate forum:


Are you speaking of a cable broadcast? What display device do you use, and what source is driving it?


Have you considered that perhaps your display device is at fault? Do friends/family notice the same issue on their displays with the same media source?


Do you notice this on most/all movies from whatever source you are viewing? Or just the occasional one? If just occasional, it would lead one to conclude that it is indeed the intended/resultant cinematography and/or bad digital scan process.


I can't comment direct on the title you mention, sorry, tho' I don't see anything highlighted in a brief GIS.


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Originally Posted by joeschmoe007 /forum/post/18207456


What's GIS?

Google Internet Search.


YAA (Yet Another Acronym - technically an initialism...)


I agree with Joe Bloggs - probably just the lens type and/or director's intent.


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